Behind The Curtains: Melanie Zanona’s Zany Love Life With Husband
Political reporter Melanie Zanona's relationship with her husband goes way back to their high school days. She not only shares the same high school and university with her high school sweetheart but is also a fanatic love for Chicago Bulls.
The Chicago-born reporter and her husband are such avid Chicago Bulls fans that, for her, attending any of the Chicago Bulls events without him feels empty in a way that she has a creative way of describing.
Meet Zanona's High School Sweetheart Husband, Jason Robert Millison
Melanie Zanona and Millison go way back. She is married to Jason Robert Millison, who she has been dating since their high school days in 2007. Not only that, but they also studied together at the University of Illinois.
After being in a relationship with Millison for about six years, she finally tied the knot with him on July 20, 2013.
Zanona with her husband, Jason Robert Millison (photo: Instagram)
Jason Robert Millison is a co-host of the Gray Area podcast, along with Julie Reynolds Martinez. He started the podcast in hopes of telling true stories of people who were dealing with the American justice system and were seeking redemption.
While that sounds pretty heavy, it's only a part-time stint for Millison as he is also the Account Executive at Washington Nationals. However, he only worked there till 2017 and then went on to work a government job as the Community Programs Analyst for the DC government.
The Couple Are Hardcore Bulls Fans
Zanona and Millison are both self-acclaimed hard-core Chicago Bulls fans.
Once, she even made Millison go out as ex-Bulls player Carlos Boozer during a 2014 Halloween, the analyst claims to Baconsports.com. Although Millison took a lot of flak for dressing up as Boozer, Zanona loved every bit as she herself went out wearing her Bulls gear that she had.
With Millison during the 2013 Halloween (photo: baconsports.com)
The political analyst also claims to love every Chicago sports team except for the White Sox and probably takes after her dad when it comes to being a sports aficionado.
While she is an avid Bulls supporter, she gets no pleasure watching them without her husband. She says that watching Bulls without him is like watching the Jersey Shore when the Situation is sober and Snooki is pregnant. Something, she mentions, is still fun to watch but not as much as the previous seasons.
It looks like the analyst lives and breathes Bulls. Something that even her husband seems to be proud of as he does not seem to hesitate to fulfill her whims.
She is so much of a Bulls supporter that a decision made by Bulls in the past is the one thing that still haunts her to this day. And that is that Chicago Bulls let Michael Jordan play for Washington Wizards.
Zanona Recently Wrote About Mo Brooks Challenging Joe Biden’s Victory
Recently, on December 2, 2020, the political analyst wrote about how Mo Brooks was looking to challenge the Electoral College votes after Congress officially declares Joe Biden’s victory on January 6.
In the Politico report, Zanona seemed to lean slightly to the left as she talked about Donald Trump’s ‘baseless claims’ of voter fraud without providing evidence, and how Trump’s allies could still force a politically toxic vote in the GOP prior to Biden's victory declaration.
She then followed that report with another dig at President Trump, writing about how the President was picking a fight with Congress and even his own team to challenge a National defense Policy bill which Congress has always passed for the past 59 years.
Melanie Zanona has been writing reports about legislative and policy decisions from very early on. She first got into a career as an Investigative Unit Intern at the Better Government Association from 2011 to 2015. That stint then led her to work as a freelance writer for Chicago Eye till 2013 then as a feature writer for Roll Call till 2016.
Additionally, her portfolio also includes extensive features about Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, the White House’s travel ban, and U.S Foreign policy towards Cuba.
In addition to her writing career, she has also acted as the political analyst for major media outlets such as MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, and CNN.